National Geographic : 1937 Mar
CAESAR'S CITY TODAY "PLUMPY BACCHUS" ROLLS HIS TONGUE AS IF LAPPING UP A STREAM OF WINE When the oxen get under way, the barrel-like tongue revolves. Bacchus (Dionysus) was the ancient Roman and Greek wine god. Girls in the costume of near-by Frascati toss bunches of grapes to spectators during the parade, a part of the Grape Festival. About 25 floats were entered. () National tieographic Society Finlay Photographs by Bernard F. Rogers, Jr. MASCOT OF THE FRASCATI FLOAT IS THE SHE-WOLF, FOSTER MOTHER OF ROMULUS AND REMUS Tradition says she suckled Rome's legendary founder and his twin brother. Treasured in the Palazzo dei Conservatori is the original Etruscan bronze figure of the animal, 2,400 years old.